Vote PNG
Share and Share Alike. We like Shares!

Click on the Title to LINK to the original BILL in CONGRESS.GOV

Here is the site where you can make your voice heard. Let the government know how you would vote on bills in front of Congress.

John Adams Quote

Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 01/24/2019)
Committees: House – Ways and Means

Constitutional Authority Statement

H.R. 748.
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to the following:
Article 1, Section 8.
[Page H1212]



This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.


This division establishes the Paycheck Protection Program to provide eight weeks of cash flow assistance to small businesses through federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll. Such assistance shall be to cover costs such as payroll, paid sick leave, supply chain disruptions, and employee salaries. The division further provides that certain amounts owed on such loans are eligible to be forgiven.

The division also authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide advances on SBA emergency disaster loans for small businesses that have applied for such loans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This section authorizes the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to provide grants to minority business centers and minority chambers of commerce for educating, training, and advising minority business enterprises

Subtitle A–Unemployment Insurance Provisions

This section allows individual taxpayers a refundable income tax credit of $1,200 ($2,400 for married couples filing a joint return). A $500 credit is allowed for each qualifying child of the taxpayer.

This section permits penalty-free coronavirus-related distributions from tax-exempt retirement plans up to $100,000 in a taxable year.

Current law specifies that paid family and medical leave with respect to the COVID-19 public health emergency shall not exceed $200 per day or $10,000 in the aggregate. This section instead specifies that an employer shall not be required to pay more than those amounts per employee.

(Sec. 3709) This section temporarily exempts Medicare from budget sequestration orders.

(Sec. 3710) This section increases payment under the Medicare prospective payment system, during the public health emergency, for inpatient hospital discharges of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

(Sec. 3711) The CMS must waive, during the public health emergency, Medicare requirements relating to (1) therapy for patients of inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and (2) site-neutral payment rates for inpatient hospital services at long-term care hospitals.

(Sec. 4019) Certain entities are prohibited from receiving loans, loan guarantees, and other investments as provided by this subtitle. Specifically, an entity is not eligible for these programs if a controlling interest in the entity is held by

  • the President;
  • the Vice President;
  • the head of an executive department;
  • a Member of Congress; or
  • the spouse, child, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law of any of the above.

Within the DOE budget, the title provides appropriations for (1) Science, and (2) Departmental Administration.

The title also provides appropriations for several independent agencies, including

  • the Election Assistance Commission,
  • the Federal Communications Commission,
  • the General Services Administration,
  • the National Archives and Records Administration,
  • the Office of Personnel Management,
  • the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, and
  • the Small Business Administration.

The title provides appropriations to the EPA for

  • Science and Technology,
  • Environmental Programs and Management,
  • Buildings and Facilities, and
  • Hazardous Substance Superfund.

The title also provides appropriations to several related agencies, including

  • the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development;
  • the Smithsonian Institution;
  • the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and
  • the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

(Sec. 18114) This section requires certain funds provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 to be paid to the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office for costs incurred under other transaction authority and related to screening for the coronavirus.

(Sec. 21006) This section increases the amount that the Millennium Challenge Corporation is permitted to spend for administrative expenses, such as additional costs due to evacuations.

(Sec. 21012) This section authorizes certain U.S. contributions and votes related to several international financial institutions and programs, including

  • the International Development Association,
  • the International Finance Corporation,
  • the African Development Bank,
  • the African Development Fund, and
  • the International Monetary Fund’s New Arrangements to Borrow.

The title provides appropriations for Housing Programs, including

  • Project-Based Rental Assistance,
  • Housing for the Elderly, and
  • Housing for Persons with Disabilities.

Click on the logo to contact the representative

How would you vote on this Bill?

You are allowed only ONE vote per person. A SHORT COMMENT counts as a vote. You can sign in to vote using your Facebook, Google+, WordPress account, or vote as a guest. The technology we use allows USA-eVote to track and limit each visitor to a single vote. By voting you agree to USA-eVote Privacy Policy and Site Use Policy.

Jefferson Quotes John Adams QuoteReagan Quote

Share and Share Alike. We like Shares!
Share and Share Alike. We like Shares!

NFL for National Future Security

No, I’m not about to bore you with some crazy idea about NFL players forming some elite security network for the United States. Although the idea of an elite security force made up of athletes is intriguing. And it would make for a good movie to compete with the ever popular comic book heroes.

I’d like to take a quick look at how much money flows through the NFL into players hands. There are 32 teams in the NFL. The present salary cap per team is $177,200,000. That means $5,670,400,000 can be paid to the players every year. Each team has 53 players plus a practice squad of 10 players for a total of 2016 players. In plain numbers that would put the annual player salary at $2,812,698 per player if the money was evenly divided. Almost $3,000,000 doesn’t sound like much these days, but that is pay per year.

Lets look at this from an investment aspect. If the US has 2000 people investing over $2,000,000 per year into new businesses, what effect would that have on the economy over a number of years? Bear with me here. Back in the 1960’s NFL players were paid a lot less money. The average salary was around $25,000 per year. Not enough to retire on. Those players were known for investing the money they had into small businesses. Popular investments back in those days were restaurants, taverns, sport shops, some invested in publications, and a variety of other businesses.

Today many players earn more than enough money to retire on without every having to worry about a future income. What do they invest in? Some the stock market, some still invest in small companies. What about the rest? I don’t know.

I remember the NFL players strike in 1987 when teams played with replacement players. I didn’t notice that much of a drop off in quality. The excitement of the game was at the same level. The announcers actually paid more attention to the game then trying to fascinate the TV audience with snappy cliches. It was still a game.

Not everyone will agree with that, but let’s take a look at an idea. Most players today are college graduates with business, engineering, communication, computer science, and other degrees. Many are equipped to form and run their own business. Think of what it may do for the economy it the NFL was putting out well educated and motivated players into society with enough money to start new companies in a vast array of fields.

Support American Job Growth - ECONOMY BOOSTER!To do this there would have to be a few rule changes. Today there are a few star players taking the lions share of the pot. I’m sure all of you are surprised to hear some of the numbers being tossed around today. What if the NFL adopted a policy to spread the money around to thousands of more players?

Austerity & Green Growth / Green Economy (keynesblog)Imagine a league where players were paid between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 a year and restricted to 3 years of play. That would give each player more than enough money to either retire on, or invest in a new or existing business. This would open the door to see new talent enter the field of play every year. To make dreams come true for thousands of young college graduates to play for a pro team and become famous for a spell. Most players are on scholarships. So they don’t owe huge college bills like us average Americans. That leaves the field open to start new businesses. How many? That all depends on individual planning, skills, and determination. But every new business helps the economy grow. New businesses create jobs, require new or remodeled buildings, support food stores, material suppliers, and other local businesses. Of course colleges would have to learn to take advantage of the new economy and offer specialized course to prepare young people for all those new opportunities. Think of the new and innovated ideas and designs those young people could experiment on and introduce. This industrial age would see a spike like never before.

This is only an idea. I doubt if anyone in the NFL will ever read this. Or this idea would ever get anywhere. But couldn’t we use a game like the NFL to create a sort of perpetual motion economy? Does anyone out there have a better idea? What would you do if you had $6,000,000, your whole life in front of you, the education, know how, and confidence to succeed?

Share and Share Alike. We like Shares!